Homemade Vegan Granola Bars

These homemade vegan granola bars are the perfect healthy snack to keep on hand. Packed with oats, peanut butter, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and chocolate – what’s not to love?

These homemade vegan granola bars are the perfect healthy snack to keep on hand. Packed with oats, peanut butter, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and chocolate - what's not to love?

Vegan Granola Bars

I feel like granola bars are the ultimate grab and go snack. Did anyone else grow up on those delicious chewy, chocolate chip granola bars? So good!

While this recipe is inspired by some of my favourite granola bars growing up, these bars are more satisfying (in my opinion) because I pack them full of nourishing ingredients that offer us lots of fibre and healthy fats to keep me going.

I don’t know about you, but after I eat a snack, I want to be able to carry on with my day without worrying about a grumbling tummy. That’s the whole point of a snack, isn’t it? 😉

These homemade vegan granola bars are the perfect healthy snack to keep on hand. Packed with oats, peanut butter, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and chocolate - what's not to love?

What’s in these Granola Bars?

Like I said, these bars of full of nutrition. Thanks to:

  • Rolled oats
  • Nut butter
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Mixed nuts (or a nut of your choice!)
  • Coconut oil
  • Ground flaxseed
  • Hemp seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Dried fruit (like raisins or dried cranberries)
  • Chocolate chips (for good measure)
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Salt
These homemade vegan granola bars are the perfect healthy snack to keep on hand. Packed with oats, peanut butter, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and chocolate - what's not to love?

How to make my Vegan Granola Bars:

Step 1: Combine dry ingredients

In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Leave the chocolate chips out for now, we’ll add these in later.

Step 2: Combine wet ingredients

In a separate medium mixing bowl, whisk together the nut butter, pure maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract.

Step 3: Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients

Pour the wet ingredient mixture into the bowl with the dry ingredients. Mix everything together until sticky and well-combined. Then fold in the chocolate chips.

Step 4: Bake the Vegan Granola Bars

Transfer the mixture to an 8×8-inch baking pan lined with parchment paper and press the mixture down evenly with clean hands, a spatula, or spoon. Bake in an oven preheated to 350F for 30-35 minutes until golden brown.

Once removed from the oven, place the pan on a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely before cutting into bars. Then cut and enjoy!

How to store the granola bars:

I recommend that you store the homemade granola bars in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week. You can also store the granola bars in the freezer up to 2 months.

Substitution Suggestions:

Peanut butter: You can use almond butter or another nut or seed butter

Flax, chia, and hemp seeds: You can use just one, two, or all three seed varieties, up to 3 tablespoons total. Or omit them all together.

Mixed nuts: I like to use a mixture of chopped almonds, peanuts, and pecans, but you can use whichever nuts you prefer, just ensure that instead of the whole nut, they are chopped into pieces.

Dried fruit: I have used both raisins and dried cranberries in this recipe on separate occasions and both were delicious! I have not tested this recipe with any other dried fruits.

More Healthy Snack Recipes:

Healthy Homemade Vegan Granola Bars

These homemade vegan granola bars are the perfect healthy snack to keep on hand. Packed with oats, peanut butter, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and chocolate – what's not to love?
Course Baked Goods, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Keyword baked granola bars, Gluten-Free, Healthy, homemade granola bars, vegan granola bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Author hannahmageerd

Ingredients

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup chopped mixed nuts like almonds, pecans, and peanuts
  • 1/2 cup dried fruit like raisins or cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds whole or ground
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 generous pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

Wet Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup peanut butter or other nut butter like almond butter
  • 1/2 cup pure maple syrup or agave syrup
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 8×8 inch baking pan with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Leave the chocolate chips out for now, we'll add these in later.
  • In a separate medium mixing bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, pure maple syrup, melted coconut oil and vanilla extract.
  • Transfer the mixture to an 8×8-inch baking pan lined with parchment paper and press the mixture down evenly with clean hands, a spatula, or spoon.
  • Bake at 350F for 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Once removed from the oven, place the pan on a wire cooling rack and allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.
  • Store the homemade granola bars in an airtight container at room temperature up to 1 week. You can also store them in the freezer up to 2 months.

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One Comment

  1. I tried this for the first time on Sunday and it’s delicious! I didn’t add any raisins or dried fruit, but I did have some pepitas that I threw in there. Filled me up perfectly as a quick noon snack!

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